COVER STORY: Black History Month Celebrates Those Who Blazed the Trail

For nearly 250 years, America held Black men, women, and children as slaves. They were considered “property” and worked as servants and on plantations, not by choice, and for little compensation, often suffering severe abuse.

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COVER STORY: Staying Young on the Slopes

When Jack Billmyer was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs in 1972, the military decided to get serious about keeping young recruits out of trouble. Billmyer and the other young soldiers, who were the last Vietnam War draftees, were sent to learn how to ski.

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COVER STORY: It’s Beginning to Sound a Lot Like Christmas

When the people of York hear Whistle Master Don Ryan wrapping up his yearly Christmas concert by playing “Silent Night,” they know Christmas Day has truly arrived.

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COVER STORY: Thriving, Happy, Joyous, and Free

“If I do write my memoirs, they would sizzle,” says Jan Swarr, with a laugh that is never far away as the story of her life tumbles from her in jubilant waves.

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COVER STORY: Breast Tests that Could Save Your Life

A yearly mammogram is the gold standard for breast cancer screening and detection. Mammography is the only test that has been scientifically proven to save lives. Still, it’s not infallible.

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COVER STORY: A Work of Heart

Around the age of 14, pastel artist Dot Stepenaski became aware of her ability to draw.

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COVER STORY: Keeping Wild Animals Wild

On a rainy night, when the wind is howling and the rest of us are safe and warm in our homes, Tracie A. Young, licensed wildlife rehabilitator, knows she’s going to have a busy night.

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COVER STORY: Becoming Daisy Plotts

Jackie Holzel admits she’s always been a bit of a ham and thought she would enjoy performing — but she never really did anything about it until last year, when she decided to take a leap of faith and audition to be part of the cast of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

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COVER STORY: Just Breathe … and then Move

Sally McKinney, or “Miss Sally” as she’s perhaps better known these days, has always wanted to make a positive impact on others in whatever way she can.

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